Creating & living a truly authentic life, living in "Our Little House In The Big Woods". Raising many children, working in the arts, writing, film making, learning to create quilts, painting, exploring gardening, traveling, restoring a vintage dollhouse, hunting for antique treasures & chasing our big dream to live by the sea, all on a thrifty, frugal budget.
October 31, 2011
Quiet Halloween on Our Vibrant Street.
We live on a vibrant street, in the southwest corner of our small hamlet of 54,000. This house was supposed to be another 2 year flip. Gut it, fix it up & sell.
But somehow, we ended up staying.
For 20 years.
How did that happen? It feels like home now but at times we are reminded we were not supposed to stay too long.
This is the longest either one of us has ever lived in one spot. We never envisioned we see the day where we'd actually have to replace a roof on a house.
Rip up our landscaping that had done all it could.
Or have Halloween dwindle to just a handful of kids.
Halloween on our vibrant street used to mean all the parents deciding who was going out with the kids & who was staying home. Planning strategies for snowy Halloweens & strategies for the unusual years ago but now standard warm, fall Halloween nights, with no snow & no snowsuits to stuff under costumes. We would try to outdo each other with our decorations, music & scary props. And plan to meet at the end of the street, where the really cool family would always have the best candy for the kids & hot toddies for all the parents who live on our vibrant street.
A night for fun, tricks & of course,
treats that we'd have to help our kids finish up.
We live on a vibrant street, where no one moves away, even after their kids are grown.
And Halloween has become a very "dead" event, on our vibrant street, where we live.
A quiet night, with our decorations, music & bowls full of candy